About Us

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 800 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day gender equity, economic security, educational, social, and political.

AAUW’s Mission
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, leadership, education, philanthropy, and research. By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.

AAUW, founded in 1881, is open to all graduates who hold an associate’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There are no barriers to full participation in the organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or class.

The AAUW Tucson Branch is a member of the American Association of University Women.

AAUW Tucson proudly celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2009

Back in the early 1890’s, Tucson was a small cow town. Founding members of what was to become the Tucson Branch of AAUW rallied around important health issues. They promoted getting milk pasteurized and nagged men to spit in spittoons and not on the walkways. They set goals we still adhere to today — leading in matters of women’s equality, supporting Tucson families and our community, and educating our children and ourselves.

The Tucson Branch of AAUW has created scholarships and grants to support women in continuing their education. We support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), literacy in our community, and, address the dearth of female candidates for state and national legislation through the Running and Winning Project. Our commitment to lifelong learning is evident through our luncheon speakers, book groups and our association with the political discussion group, Great Decisions.

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or contact us at:  AAUW Tucson-Branch, PO Box 40822, Tucson, AZ 85717